Probe launched in hostage crisis in western Moscow

The Moscow Directorate of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation in taking hostages under Article 206 of the RF Penal Code.

According to investigators, on 20 February 2017, a man in a flat in Borovskoye highway in Moscow, took his wife and three underage children hostages. During talks the man put forth different demands and then jumped out a window on the fifth floor on a safety trampoline set up by rescuers of the Emergency Ministry. The woman and children are now out of danger.

After a necessary medical examination, the man is going to be delivered to investigative authorities for interrogation. The investigation is ongoing.